K-tel, Zamfir and those music commercials

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  1. Gatordiddy

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    ... this is how Zamfir (Master of the Pan Flute) and Slim Whitman sold so many records.

    great article:

    https://tedium.co/2020/01/09/heartland-music-direct-tv-marketing-history/

    Quote from Zamfir (words to live by for our youth):

    “I think rock music is very bad for young people, for everybody,” Zamfir said in an interview with the Associated Press in 1985. “I’m absolutely sure if I listen to two hours of rock music I’m not in my best appetite, don’t sleep well and can’t create something valuable. I think it is very important that humanity live a quiet life.”

    I felt this way about Gator football after the LSU game last year too.

    And who can forget Anne Murray and Conway Twitty selling their records as well?
    I sure can't...
     
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    What about Red Sovine and Roger Whitaker?!?!?!?!!?
     
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      My mom had a CD of Roger Whitaker’s “Greatest Hits.” She played it all the time to the point where I actually know the words to “King of the Road.”
       
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      We were forced to listen to him EVERY night for background dinner music for about 4-5 years!
       
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        Trailer for sale or rent
        Rooms to let 50 cents
        I’m a man of means by no means,
        King of the Road.
         
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        That’s on my playlist :lol:
         
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          Wasn't that Roger Miller?
          Who could forget Boxcar Willie?

           
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            You know... he's sold over 24 million records worldwide :grin:





            Any my favorite of his (this actually is a beautiful song):

             
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              They ARE discussing Roger Miller thinking his name was Roger Whitaker. :headslap: Any true Roger Miller fan would know his name wasn't Whitaker... smh...
               
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              • crosscreekcooter

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                Make you wanna holler hi dee ho
                 
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                  I'm discussing Roger Whitaker knowing his name is Roger Whitaker, idiot.
                   
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                    Yup... But I still can't stand Durham Town, and I woulda left!
                     
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                      ...Burns your tummy, don’tcha know
                       
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                        As I recall, so did he. (Or was he not the one who was leaving, leaving, leaving, leaving, leeeeeeaving.)
                         
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                          Well, no sh!t. You can’t expect to succeed without capturing the Charles Aznavour demographic!

                          For my money, though, Freedom Rock will always hold a special place in my heart.
                           
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                          K-tel's 1980 The Rock Album was a favorite...

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                          A1 Electric Light Orchestra– Don't Bring Me Down
                          Written By – Lynne
                          Written By – Lynne
                          4:05
                          A2 Sweet*– Love Is Like Oxygen
                          Written By – Scott/Griffin
                          Written By – Scott/Griffin
                          4:22
                          A3 Cheap Trick– I Want You To Want Me
                          Written By – Nielson
                          Written By – Nielson
                          3:40
                          A4 Eddie Money– Two Tickets To Paradise
                          Written By – Lynne
                          Written By – Lynne
                          3:59
                          A5 Jethro Tull– Something's On The Move
                          Written By – Anderson
                          Written By – Anderson
                          3:45
                          a6 Teaze– Reach Out
                          Written By – Danter
                          Written By – Danter
                          3:15
                          A7 April Wine– Rock 'N Roll Is A Vicious Game
                          Written By – Goodwyn
                          Written By – Goodwyn
                          3:07
                          A8 Journey– Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'
                          Written By – Perry
                          Written By – Perry
                          3:52
                          B1 Styx– Renegade
                          Written By – Shaw
                          Written By – Shaw
                          3:12
                          B2 Nick Gilder– Here Comes The Night
                          Written By – Gilder/McCulloch
                          Written By – Gilder/McCulloch
                          2:58
                          B3 The Babys– Every Time I Think Of You
                          Written By – Conrad/Kennedy
                          Written By – Conrad/Kennedy
                          3:46
                          B4 Boston– More Than A Feeling
                          Written By – Scholz
                          Written By – Scholz
                          4:45
                          B5 Walter Egan– Magnet And Steel
                          Written By – Egan
                          Written By – Egan
                          3:20
                          B6 Blue Öyster Cult– (Don't Fear) The Reaper
                          Written By – Roeser
                          Written By – Roeser
                          5:08
                          B7 Moon Martin– Rolene
                          Written By – Martin
                          Written By – Martin
                          3:08
                          B8 Toto– Hold The Line
                          Written By – Palch
                          Written By – Palch
                          3:41
                           
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                            A great list to be sure, but I always thought this song could have used some improvement. More cowbell maybe?
                             
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                              For those of us that grew up in the South - WTCG out of Atlanta provided a lot of the after school reruns of various shows, and of course all of the Atlanta sports.
                              Here's Bill Tush for those that remember, plus... great acting by James Tiberius Kirk at the front and back end (not overly dramatic at all) along with ..
                              The Oak Ridge Boys!

                               
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                              I woke up many Saturday mornings as a kid to the record player downstairs blasting Oak Ridge Boys, Statler Bros, Willie, Waylon, Don Williams and Dolly. Annoyed at the time but they’ve grown into fond memories.
                               
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                                This is the one I hated the most. The soft lens, the candelabras, the phony British dick with the stick up his ass. Oh, and look, you can get all 150 of these super annoying compositions on 8-track too so you can blare this crap out of your car window while you're cruising the beach. Ugh:

                                 

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